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asking comedian stephen colbert to testify before congress in character as a conservative talk show host. why would colbert testify at a hearing about migrant workers? it comes back to a segment on his show when he went a day picking beans and packing corn. griff jenkins has the story about a wild day today on capitol hill. >> reporter: today stephen colbert appeared as an expert witness before a house judiciary committee to testify about his experience as a migrant work field. he appeared at the of democratic subcommittee chairwoman. the appearance drew mixed reaction here. even one committee member, democrat john conyers asked colbert to submit his testimony in writing and leave. while the nature of the hearing is a deadly serious one, mr. colbert's testimony was anything but. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation o
to be giving us an update. >>> also, spending the day picking vegetables at a farm. stephen colbert spends a day on capitol hill after doing that for a house hearing about farm workers. we're going to get details from our politics.com desk coming up. [ female announcer ] what if your natural beauty could be flawless, too? new aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers, with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on, to even skin tone in four weeks. new aveeno tinted moisturizers. i know who works differently than many other allergy medications. hoo? omnaris. [ men ] omnaris -- to the nose! [ man ] did you know nasal symptoms like congestion can be caused by allergic inflammation? omnaris relieves your symptoms by fighting inflammation. side effects may include headache, nosebleed, and sore throat. [ inhales deeply ] i told my allergy symptoms to take a hike. omnaris. ask your doctor. battling nasal allergy symptoms? omnaris combats the cause. get omnaris for $11 at omnaris.com. my friends at work think there's more than one "me.
to be up to every detail. bill: and, stephen hayes and marion marsh are coming up to debate the topic you are talking about. stay tuned for that great panel and a big issue here, in the meantime, voters waiting to see what congress does about the expiring tax cuts, both parties divided over whether or not to extend them, to all americans, and, democratic leaders have yet to make a move on the issue and that change -- will that change today, we wonder, molly henneberg, camped out on the hill, what this is democrats' strategy at play. >> reporter: that is what everybody is waiting to see, how the democrats will proceed with this and the nation's most high-profile democrat, president obama, will speak about the bush tax cuts later today. that is what we are given to expect. and, the tax cuts that are -- apply to virtually every taxpayer that are set to expire at the end of the year unless congress acts and the president said he wants to extend the tax cuts for households that make $250,000 or less and, democrats led my harry reid, are trying to figure out how to do that but as yet no bill is
stewart and stephen colbert are ready to rally. the two are planning their own national mall rebuttal rallies at the end of october. here's stewart announcing his gathering on last night's show. >> for tonight i announce the rally to restore sanity. we will gather! we will gather on the national mall in washington, d.c.! 1 million moderate march where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, we are here! we're only here, though, until 6:00, because we have a sitter. a call for rationality. >> well, not to be outdone, stephen colbert then called on all freedom-loving patriots to march on the same day at the same time for his "keep fear alive" rally. and, of course, cnn, equals politics, we'll be breaking down the big political stories of the day with our senior editor mark preston. >> and some of the biggest are right there. >>> some other stories this morning. it should be over another couple of days. drilling on a relief well. bp can now proceed with the bottom kill. that's the process where they're going to dump that heavy drilling mu
everybody back to work. martha: stephen moore, is an economic writer at the "wall street journal." good to see you. >> hi there. martha: a couple of things i take away from what austan goolsbee said, they try to manage down expectation and don't want to say things will get better when we have a long way to go. >> that's right, by the way, martha, i have known him several years and is a good economist but what he's disabilities of here is being honest, here. being honest about the repercussions of the stimulus bill, we probably are going to have a number of more months of 9%-plus unemployment, and, this, i think is an admission, at stimulus plan did not work. remember, we were promised an unemployment rate of less than 8% by now. martha: why they are backing away from specific numbers, because, the 8% number has hung around their shoulders in an unpleasant way and there's the august number, 9.6, the highest rate of 10% and nobody is feeling great at 9.6%, and, the stimulus package, there's still a lot of money left in that. a lot of folks wonder why can't we use the money for the new sti
at the mall in washington, stephen colbert and jon stewart decide they'll stage their own. >> my fellow americans, two score and four days from now on october 30, 2010, i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive. >> i see you're intrigued. but there's something bothering you. i don't have time to hand craft a message or some signage. not to worry. that's where we come in. we're going to have signs for you down there if you don't have time. here's a quick one. i disagree with you, but i'm pretty sure you're not hitler. >> remember the hundreds of thousands of people came out for glenn beck. there could be dozens of people who come out for colbert and stewart. >>> how good does it feel to get a great bargain? according to a new study, like sex. english researchers found shoppers experience the same rush of endorphins when they hit a hot sale as they do when they're sexually turned on. 50 volunteers looked at pornographic pictures while scientists hon monitored their brain activity. apparently, same amount of excitement. exactly. we shoul
-- >> reporter: and with that he was off. stephen wampler of california, husband and father of two, has cerebral palsy. and on sunday he left his wheelchair to begin the climb of his life. >> steve, how's it going, man? >> long day. seven hours climbing. >> reporter: steve is aiming to become the first person with cerebral palsy to climb the famed el capitan in yosemite national park. he trained for more than a year. each draining pull of that rope bringing him five inches closer to the top. but it is a towering challenge. el capitan is not just one empire state building but two. >> the sun today is brutal. holy crap. >> reporter: and today, suspended more than 1,000 feet above ground, we called him. hello, steve? hey, it's david muir in new york. how are you? >> good. and you? >> reporter: i guess you're just kind of hanging out. >> if you want to call it that. >> reporter: he's been climbing and sleeping on capitan for three days now. >> another 650 feet. so you're more than halfway there. >> yes. >> reporter: and none of this is surprising the woman who 15 years ago b
of o complying if they're ever served with a wiretap order. >>> stephen colbert will be back in new york city after facing what may have been his toughest audience yet, congress. the comedy central host testified about conditions facing america's undocumented farm workers. there was a little bit of confuse as to whether or not he was going to be testifying as stephen colbert or whether he would be in character -- well, check out his testimony. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun. i have to say and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out and i did not know this that most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? >> for once, there's kind of a bipartisan agreement that colbert's testimony was anything but funny. republican congressman steve king said colbert mocked the entire process and steny hoyer told wallace
with you, but i'm pretty sure you're not hitler. >> jon stewart and stephen colbert fired up about march to keep fear alive and rally to restore sanity. the newest tea party darling got her latest taste of debate against her democratic challenger. christine o'donnell downplayed criticisms and controversies from her past while chris coons talked about his experience. they're fighting for joe biden's old senate seat in delaware. kelly o'donnell is in washington and, kelly, so, o'donnell comes out and i understand has a lot of enthusiastic supporters in the audience. what about the dynamic in that room last night. >> well, it was interesting, chris, this is a traditional forum and happens every year for all the statewide democrats in delaware. there was a number of people there and a distinctly loud presence for o'donnell. chris c orcoons got support, to. there was a lot of good humor about the sudden attention on o'donnell, coons and this race and what it means and the fund-raising that you talked about making really an impact on the web, raising more than $1 million. the candidates, this
in 2008. now they've paid the money back and they're already to create jobs over in china. stephen bird, citigroup's cochief executive officer for the region told reuters his company plans to open up two branches a month in china for the foreseeable future and told reuters the company's strategy is progressively more weighted to emerging markets. greater china is the future he says. citigroup is entitled to do anything they want but on the brink of destruction, they turn to the american taxpayer to save their backsides. now when unemployment is at record levels, the united states people need help, they decide to create the jobs where? in china. joining me now is america's mayor, verge ben narrow. does this one make your blood boil? >> well, ed, on the one hand i don't mind businesses expanding in emerging markets but this is particularly galling. i've just -- i'm in the middle of a tour around michigan, what i call the main street fighting for main street tour. what we're hearing in cities all across the state and i know this isn't news to you is that people can't get access to capital
's living room. stephen hayes, that's whose trial is going on now, and joshua. they followed the family home from the local supermarket, they drove jennifer to the bank telling her if she withdrew $15,000, no one in her family would be hurt. she got them the money, she told the bank teller what was going on. we played part of that 911 call from the bank yesterday. the defense is trying to keep stephen hayes from getting the death penalty by attacking the police for taking too long to respond after that initial 9 is 11 call -- 911 call, and arguing that the other defendant was the real mastermind behind this plot. both of these men are eligible for the death penalty if they're convicted. we'll have more a little later on. jon: oh, rick, thanks very much. jenna: well, a new call for the president and congress to keep the money flowing. some 300 economists along with civil and labor leaders are warning if we don't keep spending, we risk not being able to save our economy and create new jobs. co-directer of the campaign for america's future and a co-author of in the report, "don't kill growth an
was a senior writer for "national journal," and others. welcome, stephen. [applause] i met her in the ladies' room which is how all good meetings began. she is the founder of "campaign solutions." she was the first or raise money on the internet for political campaign. she has raised money -- more money than any other company, and she has helped the john campaign campaign making about $100 million online. [applause] and the walter is the new political director at abc news and she also provides on-air analysis for abc news programs. she had a background at the national journal and the senior editor of a rap -- she had a reputation as a tough handicapper. [applause] nate silver is the founder of 538.com, winning the award for best political coverage on line, and he has been made one of time magazine's 100 most influential people, and has been called a scratch see psyche -- scratch sheet psychic. welcome. but mr. with something that david axelrod said. it said that there is a crime of court pathology in washington, which is why he looks forward to decamping in chicago. what -- how you deal with
's one of the topics i discussed with supreme court justice stephen breyer, when he stopped by to discuss his new book, "making our democracy work." i love the title of this new book. "making our democracy work." that's not only the title of the book, but your mission. and you believe for that to happen, people need to understand our institutions and be engaged with them. >> yes. >> how do they do it? >> the first step is to know what it is we do. how your legislature works. how your governor works. how your mayors work. >> you also said something of a mystery. that we built up in our tradition, the norm that when the supreme court decides something, the public tends to follow. >> there's a history in this country, of bad events and marvelous events. and over time, it's led to a general acceptance of the court, of having the last word on most constitutional issues, even when they are wrong. >> that was really tested on the idea. when you were sitting on bush v. gore, the 2000 election, you wrote at the time, you were against it. it was a self-inflicted wound that hurt the court. you also
the check. his message will be take it down a notch, america. and stephen colbert is planning an opposing rally. his march is keep fear alive. >> what would they do without glenn beck? >> i don't know. juju, thanks a lot. and happy birthday, juju. >> thank you. >> happy birthday. >>> time, now, for the weather. let's get back out to queens where we find sam champion. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. it's the kind of neighborhood anybody would look to live in. charming homes. tree-lined streets. these trees have been here for hundreds of years. in those 15 minutes last night, it became a frightening place. let's get to the boards. all of this is clearing away. hopefully they get the damage out in the next few weeks. a look at the northeast. it's cool, dry air that moves in. that's very good news. elsewhere, there's heavy rain in the tip of texas karl, which is mostly a mexico storm. but it could be an inch to two inches of rain, from brownsville, all the way up to corpus christi. >>> "good morning, maryland," i'm meteorologist justin berk. the rain moved in earlier yesterday but
is a songwriter. word is stephen tyler and jennifer lopez are front-runner to res place her. those are the top stories. do you think steven tyler from aerosmith or jenny from the block are tougher judge? >> i go with steven tyler on that one. >> he may be the new simon cowell. we'll see. >> uma: that should be interesting. thank you, molly. >> thank you. >> uma: the list of worries on the minds of mid-term voters is long and growing. one theme keeps coming up time after time. laura has the latest on the fox news dynamic poll. >> the nation's economy tops the list of concerns for most american voters who took part in the latest fox news opinion dynamics poll, which also revealed who should get credit if the military action in iraq is a success. >> the latest poll shows out of the concerns the great zest the nation economy with the voters extremely or very concerned. unemployment is big on the list with 43% of voters saying they're extremely concerned and 49% of voters saying they are very concerned. the poll finds voters are extremely worried or very worried about lose ig thar jos. president bu
theoretically won. >> it's so funny, you a great story in the piece about stephen colbert telling his wife their friend, jon stewart had been chosen to host "the daily show." >> she said, wait a minute, he was the quiet guy in the corner with the beard, not the funny one. what's he doing getting the show? stewart is a very smart guy. there's no magic formula as he says. he's worked hard at his humor, getting booed off stage in all the standard sort of start-up things. he lucked into a niche in some ways, "the daily show" existed before he took over as house. it wasn't nearly as political, as topical. he knew he wanted to give it some weight. but some things that have happened in the real world, many of them not funny, have given him openings. and the polarization of media, cable channels, fox obviously the biggest culprit, has given stewart a middle to both poke fun at and sort of represent in some ways. it's going to be interesting, with this rally he talked about last night, he seeing it as a piece of theater, as another goof on glenn beck and everybody else. whether he can do that and n
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